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    Great Glen Way

    Has anyone run the Great Glen Way?

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    Re: Great Glen Way

    Quote Originally Posted by Shelf View Post
    Has anyone run the Great Glen Way?

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    I'd imagine so. I ran the hilly half, Inverness to Fort Augustus in around 7 hrs as I was working out in the Northern North Sea and hadn't had a run, so when we came back through the canal I ran the first day of the 2 days it takes a boat to get through.

    Didn't find it that great. Basically quite monotonous forestry trails, not much to see apart from Pine Forests.

    I think it's 70-75 miles in total. I did 40+ and basically couldn't bring myself to run the second half which is mainly tow paths.

    It is very runnable though. Don't thinK i walked a step of it as all the climbs are gentle. It's suprisingly undulating beside the lochs though.

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    Re: Great Glen Way

    Didn't find it that great. Basically quite monotonous forestry trails, not much to see apart from Pine Forests.
    That's a shame. I was hoping to have a go the weekend after Devil O Highlands and make a holiday of it. Sure I can find somewhere else to run around there...

    Thanks for the info

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    Re: Great Glen Way

    The first half by the canal is quite picturesque, it's just its so flat and straight its a boring run. I did one section the next day, just 5 miles and even that was enough.

    For a good day out, if the weathers good I'd look at the Lochaber traverse. The ben > Aonoachs > Grey Corries one of the best ridge runs in Britain. We did it as a loop from Glen Nevis, missing out the Ben, in around 6 hrs.

    For a bigger day just add the mamores to that and do the Tranter Tound. 12 - 16 hrs.

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    Re: Great Glen Way

    For a bigger day just add the mamores to that and do the Tranter Tound. 12 - 16 hrs.[/quote]

    12-16 hours? you'll be doing well to do it in 12 - the record's 12:50. Took me 14:40 earlier this year.

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